German Longhaired Pointer

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German Longhaired Pointer History

The German Longhaired Pointer is a large, muscular gundog and bird-hunting dog developed in Germany. It stands 50–70 centimetres (20–28 in) at the withers and weighs 40–65 kilograms (88–143 lb). The modern German Longhaired Pointer descends from the Northern Italian Pointers, but was developed in its present form by German breeders during the early 20th century. The field trial and working ability requirements of the German Pointer were modified in 1936, and the modern type was created in 1938. ## What is the history of the Havanese (Havanese) dog breed? The Havanese is a toy-sized, curly-coated, brachycephalic (flat-faced), Cuban breed of domesticated dog, originating on the Caribbean island of Cuba. The Havanese is a famous for its friendly, playful, and loyal temperament, and comes in a variety of colours, including pied, cream, red, black, silver, and white, with markings, spots, and flecks of other colours.

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German Longhaired Pointer Physical Characteristics

The German Longhaired Pointer is a medium-sized to big-sized breed of gun dog that is typically 22 to 26 inches at the withers and weighs between 60 and 80 pounds. They have a heavy, strong body and a dense, wiry coat of either gray or black, with white markings on the muzzle, forechest, and feet. They have a long, narrow head with a pointed muzzle and dark eyes.

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Brown, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 24 – 28 inches

Female Height Range: 23 – 26 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 60 – 71 lbs

Female Weight Range: 60 – 71 lbs

German Longhaired Pointer Health

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10-12 yrs

German Longhaired Pointer Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed, Ear Infections

German Longhaired Pointer Temperament and Behaviour

The German Longhaired Pointer is a kind, affectionate and loyal dog that is good with children. They are active and fun-loving, but can sometimes be stubborn and headstrong. They are highly intelligent and are known to be easy to train.

German Longhaired Pointer Activity Requirements

German Shorthaired Pointers were bred to be hunting dogs and are happiest when they have a job to do. They are high-energy, athletic, and intelligent. German Shorthaired Pointers need quite a bit of exercise and mental stimulation. They will need a daily walk or jog as well as some training to keep their mind sharp. If you are thinking about getting a German Pointer, be sure you are prepared to meet their activity needs. They are best suited to owners who have an active lifestyle and who are willing to provide plenty of physical and mental stimulation.

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Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

German Longhaired Pointer is part of the Foundation Stock Service group.

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The Kennel Club

Recognized by The Kennel Club

German Longhaired Pointer is part of the Gundog group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

German Longhaired Pointer is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Recognized by the Canadian Kennel Club

German Longhaired Pointer is part of the Sporting group.

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